Tag Archives: School

The Crunching of Numbers

Adding fractions has always given me problems, actually any type of math has always given me problems. 4th grade math and 5th grade math was a real huge struggle for me. I actually had to go to summer school one of those years before graduating to junior high. That really screwed up that summer for me and I started working extra hard after that so that I’d never have to do that again.

Back then we didn’t have the Internet to turn to. Now a days students can find tutoring on their computers, how cool is that? A handy dandy online Algebra solver would certainly come in handy for this kid back then when I finally got into High School. At this point in my life I depend on my calculator to get me through the day!


Years ago I worked at a school for the mentally challenged, in the HR Department, I was a recruiter that was kept very busy each and every day with the high turn over rate of employees that would come and go as fast as I could find them, interview them, process them, train them and on the job in the quickest amount of time possible.

It was crazy but I learned a lot from the experience and I still keep in touch with several of the folks that I worked with there back then. Once in a while I’ll stop in and see who is still there and catch up with what’s going on and with who. I’ve been told that I would be welcomed back with open arms if I ever find myself looking for a job, which is good to know in these uncertain times.

Some things have stayed the same, but a lot of changes have occurred since I left the place. Technology is a wonderful thing and it keeps producing products that make life easier each and every day. I usually get the nickel tour of the place each time I stop by and the last time I visited they were proud to point out their new ID Card Printer and Badge Printer System that they ordered from ultramagicard dot com. I would have loved to have had that puppy back when I was working there, the one I was stuck with was ancient and was nothing buy trouble most of the time we tried to use it.

They tell me that at ultramagicard dot com you can get all the latest equipment for all your badge and I.D. needs. They have  MA100K,  MA100YMCKO and  MA250YMCKO  which are ribbons for Enduro series of ID card printers. This ribbon has a yield of 250 full-color images which is a good amount of images. They offer just about anything else that you would need in a environment that depends on systems that are now available like these.

School Buses

Tomorrow is the first day of school in the county that I live in. We can now look forward to all of the yellow school buses shuffling all the local kids back and forth to their schools. Sometimes it really sucks to be stuck behind one for a long period of time with no way of getting around it, while it’s stopping here and there taking on or dropping at various bus stops along the way.

school buses

First Day Of School

Childcare Issues

What awful news to read concerning a childcare provider. It seems that windshield cleaning fluid was served to over a dozen little kids at daycare by mistake. What is that all about? How can some one mistake a cleaning liquid for Kool Aid, I’ll never know!

Any time I hear about a day care doing stupid things, like leaving a child out in a locked vehicle all day or locking a kid in a closet for hours, it makes me so sick. We trust these people to take care of our precious children. Making mistakes that put their lives in danger is not acceptable. No excuse is ever good enough when children are harmed.

School Days Almost Over

When I was a kid, we had to go to school until the third week of June. When we got home on that last day of school, we usually found my mom’s car loaded with suitcases and bags of gear to take on our vacation. We got home, changed into play clothes, and drove off that very night for the cabin. Our Dad always told us that he helped Daniel Boone build that cabin, not sure how he convinced us of that considering all of the new modern luxuries were quite evident. I mean heck we even had Indianapolis Water Softeners put in a system to help make the water taste better since our Mom insisted that we drink water and not soda pop all summer long.

Funny how our own world view can be so limited to our own experiences. I had no idea that kids in other parts of the country we getting out of school before Memorial Day! I am so jealous of those kids!

To me, the very best part of summer is when it is not so unbearably hot during the day, which means June and July. By the time it gets to August, it is miserably hot and humid. I’d much rather be back in an air conditioned school room in August than stuck at home and be told by my mom to go outside and play in 100+ degrees heat. Ugh!